New spoilers for the upcoming expansion for Call of Cthulhu LCG called The Sleeper Below.
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This 1981 ad for TSR’s Dragon Dice* touts the blister pack as a “pocket-sized carrying case” and grandly promises “a special die marker” (it’s a wax crayon). Of more historic significance is the inclusion of both a d10 and a d20 that the ad claims is “the only die of the market numerically labeled 1-20”.
It was later that we started using two different colored d10s to roll d%, then later still after many arguments about which die to read first that we finally got dedicated percentile dice with a tens place die labeled 10-00.
Image via Grognardia, where James Maliszewski recalls 1981 as the first year he saw a die marked 1-20.
(*Not to be confused with TSR’s collectible dice game “Dragon Dice” introduced in 1995.)
Magic: the Gathering - Khans of Tarkir Fetchlands
These awesome cards are reprinted from Onslaught — Polluted Delta, Wooded Foothills, Flooded Strand, Bloodstained Mire, and Windswept Heath and feature very ‘fetching’ (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk) card arts.
Flooded Strand - illustrated by Andreas Rocha
Polluted Delta - illustrated by Vincent Procee
Bloodstained Mire - illustrated by Daarken
Wooded Foothills - illustrated by Jonas De Ro
Windswept Heath - illustrated by Yeong-Hao Han
Get the latest Khans of Tarkir spoilers and previews at MTG Realm
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Yarrrr, treasure chests and beer barrels! :] The chest is a 2-part and the barrel a 3-part model. #boardgame #boardgamegeek #game #3dgame #analoggaming #8bit #16bit #pixelart #voxel #3dprint #3dprinting
The next time you find yourself rolling a pair of dice, know that you’re tapping into something primordial- keeping alive an ancient tradition that began long before recorded history.
Archaeologists can’t pinpoint the first human who threw dice, but they do know this: Unlike many customs that started in one place and then spread, dice-throwing appeared independently all across the populated world. The oldest known dice -dating back at least 8,000 years- consisted of found objects such as fruit pits, pebbles, and seashells. But the direct precursors of today’s dice were bone: the ankle bones of hoofed animals, such as sheep and oxen. These bones -later called astragali by the Greeks- were chosen because they are roughly cube-shaped, with two rounded sides that couldn’t be landed on, and four flat ones that could. Which side would be facing up after a toss, or a series of tosses, was as much a gamble to our ancestors as it is to us today.
I really suggest you to read this article… the full source is HERE (with credits and other links)